The School Sisters of Notre Dame Central Pacific Province awarded $1,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase items for the Caring Closet at Dakota Memorial School.
Dakota Memorial School, the Ranch’s on-campus school, provides individualized educational programming for children receiving residential treatment at the Ranch and Day Students who live at home but need a specialized education focused on meeting their unique social, behavioral, and mental health needs.
The Caring Closet provides Day Students with necessary toiletry, clothing, and home items they may not otherwise have access to. Providing students with basic needs items found in the Caring Closet means they can worry about one less thing and focus on finding success in school and being kids.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and education center for children and their families. The Ranch helps the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where staff look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves. The Ranch’s on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School, provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
The School Sisters of Notre Dame was founded in Germany in 1833. Their mission is to proclaim the good news, directing their entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent. They work to transform the world through education with the belief that education extends beyond the classroom.